There are plastic baits, and then there are Zoom baits. The difference is undeniable. For those who love to fish—and catch—there can be no other choice. Every Zoom soft plastic bait is wholly realistic, super-soft to the touch (for the extra action needed to pull that reluctant money fish) and salt-impregnated to hold even the most tentative bite.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Osirus All I use!
Can I tell you something? This is the only bait I use period. I use the Jr and its white color variants. I don't know why I carry a tackle box around with me when i could carry a pack of these and some Texas rig hooks. I know it may sound crazy but this is seriously the ONLY lure i use to catch fish. It's so life like that Ive actually seen bait fish schooling with this bait as I'm reeling it in at the end of my retrieve. The biggest Largemouth Bass of my life was caught on this lure as well as the biggest Smallmouth, just today actually. I catch Rock Bass, White bass, and one Longnose Gar on these things! Just walk the dog for a bit and let it die with this baby and you will bang bass all day long. You don't know me and I don't know you but you're really going to have to trust me on this one. This is the best lure I have ever seen, I don't know why it works so well it just does. Please try it!
July 10, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by wisbassmaniac zoom superfluke
Best soft plastics on the market, never fails to produce
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tankgod flukes
Basically the only bait my friend and i use. Works for us.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gators090 Great Bait
I use a lot of Zoom plastics , the Super Fluke has to be one of the better when catching fish in cooler water, use no weight and a 3/0 hook and let it do the work itself , this color works great for murky to clear water , I have caught fish with this bait in both from yearlings to 9.3 lbs, It Works!!
March 13, 2014
This is one of my best go to baits for bass and pike , the only color I need is white , I have most of the other colors but white is by far the most productive. I use a Gamagatsu 3 Red wide gap hook. The red helps to make the bait look like it is bleeding . The main trick I use on this bait is when I use this hook I enter the fluke in the front entering the lower third on the front of the fluke go into the bait to the first bend and go back out and re enter the back up and thru to the top this will bury the knot and eye of the hook inside the bait.i can walk the dog with this bait and every 2-3 ' i whip the rod a little harder and the bait will jump out of the water like a dying shad fish cant stand this , I have had pike come to the bait like a torpedo and also come up and out of the water like a rocket with it in there mouth . Its truly a Heart Attack bait.
I'm going after river smallies (many fish per day but fairly small) and I want to set up a double rig (kvd's zulu rig) using these flukes and the ZTOO's which eliminates the screw lock hooks. I'd like to find a hook that doesn't tear these baits up while still giving it good action. Does anyone have any experience with the Mustad Ultra Lock, The Skip Jack Hooks or something else they prefer? Thanks, Mike
i use a 3.0 wide gap hook red by Gamagatsu . I f your tearing up flukes ,use a bick lighter with the tube on the end like u light your grill with it will weld your plastic baits back togther and u can reuse them . I keep one in each tackle box.
twitch twitch...pause...twitch twitch...pauce...twi (should feel the weight of a fish). Don't have to set the hook. they pretty much hooks themselves. Just pull the line to the 12 o'clock and reel that bad boy in.
You can work them like a jerk bait, pause and jerk, quick, but not so quick it runs on the top of the water. I also like to work them slow. Cast, let it sink for 5-10 seconds, give a few twitches, let fall for a second or two, repeat. The slow presentation is deadly when the fish aren't biting, their instincts to eat dying fish take over and they can't help themselves.
I use these baits a couple ways, mostly by skipping them around docks, timber, and other visible weeds, and by far the best is as follows. Skip the fluke, say to the front of a dock, and let it sit and sink for a couple of seconds. Then, quickly jerk it once or twice to give it the dying minnow look. If a bass is going to hit it, he usually does it then.
Well FloridaFishing386 I fish the Fluke with a Gamakatsu offset shank worm EWG hook from a 1/0 up to a 7/0 depending on the size of the fluke. I Texas rig it, and tend to fish it more with spinning gear, it's easier to cast and work at times especially when skipping it under cover. But also can be fished with casting gear up to 12lb. test. Just twitch it like a jerk bait. Can weight it down with a keel hook or nail weight.
You will have to find out how the fish want the bait that day. If the bite is tough you can fish it weightless with short jerks and let it sit in front of them and then another 2 or three jerks. If the bite is on put it on a jig head and work it fast.
I fish it in saltwater for anything that chases bait fish (barracuda, bonito, halibut, bass, tuna, yellowtail, etc). I also have fished the Bass Pro Tourney Minnow, the only difference is the softness of the plastic. The Zoom is a little more durable for the toothy critters, but the Tourney Minnow is more wiggly.
a bass is a bass is a bass ! Don't let location fool you anything that works in the south will work in the north. If you have grass use green colors watermellon, watermellon/red. If this doesn't work use shad colors they work everywhere.
it depends on what the bass have as a food source. i have always had luck on an Arkansas shiner and especially the baby bass. you might want to try the white as well. the size usually depends on the time of year during the summer when the fish will hit anything it doesnt really matter but like in winter i would go with the 5 in. because the big bass are lazy. they would rather use all their energy on eating something big to fill them up than to eat a bunch of small fish and waste their energy.
Find out what your fish are feeding on and match that forage as closely as possible. Since this bait works best in relatively clear water, matching your hatch will probably be your best option. I catch a ton of fish on Pearl and Arkansas Shiner colors.
I would forget a Fluke if the water clarity is not good (at least two feet of visibility). These baits excel in clear water; it's a sight bait, alot like a suspending jerkbait. If you are looking for something that gives you a similar presentation, use a black 5" Senko or Zoom Trick Worm